Renowned for his work in both theater and television as a producer, Andrew Alexander has been at the helm of TV series such as The Second City and SCTV. The lateral he helped develop as well as produce. He grew up far from Hollywood. Born in London, England, his father’s career was based in Aeronautica Industrial. Andrew Alexander’s father would later take his family to Canada, where Alexander went to college at Ryerson University. Before attending Ryerson, he did his studies at Tri-State College.
Following college, he worked for the Thomas newspaper and then the Clarksville Beaver newspaper. In the 1970s, he began to devote more time to the Toronto art scene as an editor for Sky magazine and as a participant for the John Lennon Peace Festival. Andrews began working at Global Village Theater as a co-producer while also working full-time at the Toronto Arts Foundation in marketing and publicity. He immediately grabbed the attention of Chicago’s Ivan Theater, which hired him. It was also there that he met Bernie Sahlins, another co-founder of The Second City.
Over the course of his career as a TV producer and co-developer, he has developed over 185 half-hour episodes and produced over 150 television hours of comedy for SCTV. Andrew Alexander has worked on projects for ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Comedy Central, HBO, CBC, and Showtime, as well as other film and television production firms. Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Bonnie Hunt, Shelley Long, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Andrew Martin, and others were among the prominent and brilliant performers with whom he collaborated.
Alexander has served on the Columbia College Board of Trustees as well as the Chicago and Toronto Gilda Club boards as an honorary member.
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